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What to Do with Your Spare Room

If you’ve found yourself renting an apartment or buying a property with an extra room, you’re likely wondering what to do with the extra space. So, if you’re looking for inspiration, here are six  clever ideas for your spare room.

What to Do with Your Spare Room

Space often feels like an added luxury in many apartments and homes across London. However, a lack of planning often leaves spare rooms becoming a spot for leaving unused items, laundry and clutter.

If you have a spare room in your home, there are a lot of creative ways to use it that can benefit you and your family. One option is to turn it into a home office, providing a dedicated space for work and increasing productivity. Another possibility is to convert it into a guest room, creating a welcoming and comfortable space for visitors to stay. If you're into fitness, consider transforming it into a workout room or yoga studio, allowing you to exercise from the comfort of your own home. Alternatively, you could create a craft room, library, or even a game room for family fun. The possibilities are endless, and it's all about finding the right fit for your lifestyle and interests. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are six detailed ideas from the above, for your spare room.


Spare bedroom with neutral interiors in a modern apartment in Canary Wharf, E14


The most obvious thing to do with your spare room is to use the space as a guest bedroom, particularly if you’re regularly hosting friends and family. Combine comfort and luxury to ensure your guests feel at home during their stay with you. What’s more, with Vertus the bookable guest suites allow you to host a few more friends and family without squeezing into one guest room.

Home office space in a spare bedroom in modern apartment building


Another practical idea for your spare room is a home office. A home office is a useful addition to any apartment, especially with the increasing popularity of working from home post-covid. Having a space dedicated to working or studying is a great way to boost productivity levels and allows you to switch off from work in the evenings and over the weekend.

The first step to creating a practical home office in your spare room is to choose a desk that provides sufficient room and storage for your computer or laptop, work materials, and any other equipment you may need, including printers and scanners. Ensure you’ve got a comfortable desk chair and optimal lighting for working in too.


Whilst most home gyms are on the smaller side, there are many space-saving tricks you can use to create a room dedicated to fitness that doesn’t feel cluttered. One of the best options is to invest in multi-functional gym equipment that allow you to perform a range of workouts without needing separate equipment. Alternatively, investing in folding or modular machines, such as folding treadmills, allows you to stow them away when not in use.

Desk wiht reading books in a spare bedroom of a modern apartment in Canary Wharf


If you love to unwind with a good book, a reading room is the perfect spare room idea for you. Create a relaxing, cosy hideaway where you can get lost in a book in the evening. A tranquil, neutral colour palette and a plush sofa or bean bag will also help to create a calming ambience. 


Why not get creative and transform your extra room into a games area? For the entertainers among us, having a space dedicated to hosting evenings of fun for friends is a great idea for a spare room.

Invest in a trendy drinks cabinet or drinks trolley as the centrepiece of the room and fill the space with darts and a pool or ping pong table depending on your preferences.


Alternatively, if you or your partner are passionate about music, creating a music room may be a perfect use of the extra space. When it comes to decorating, you can get inventive with framed posters and vinyls to help you feel inspired when creating music or practicing playing your instrument of choice.

Neutral bedroom in modern apartment with fun lamps and simple art on the walls


There’s so much that you can do with a second room; from using the space as a guest bedroom, to transforming the space into a home office, gym or reading room.

Whether you’re living alone or with a partner, renting a two bedroom apartment in Canary Wharf with Vertus means you can reap the benefits of having an extra room. Our luxury apartments come complete with comfort cooling, high-speed broadband and HD TV, as well as stunning views of Canary Wharf and the City.

Enquire online to find out more and book a viewing.


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